Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My EDC bag

 This is part I of my EDC bag video.
  I'll upload part II tomorrow, tkae care.

 You can discuss about this video on The Modern Survivalist Forum Thread , its a good place to meet like minded folks.



Anonymous said...

Good stuff so far. One thing that might be helpful is if you could make a list of what you currently have and publish it along with the videos. That will make it easier for us to get ideas and/or replicate what you have put together.

Keep the EDC stuff coming. I have most of my house preps in order, and I'm now turning my attention to putting together an EDC bag.



FerFAL said...

You're right Jonathan, thanks for the suggestion. I'll make the list tomorow and add it to the post when I upoad part II.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting!!

I don't really like these shoulderbags, stuff tends to sink to the bottom in total disarray, leaving you with a bulky mess slamming into the hip when walking.

Does anyone know about a tactital-style backpack which doesn't look tactical?

Ed from Europe

Dan said...

Definitely not a grey-man bag! :)

FerFAL said...

See? That's the problem with videos, you just can't explain everything as well :-)
Why shoulder bag instead of back pack? A very good reason actually, and its why I changed from regular backpack that I carried for years (Eastpack) to a shoulderbag. The shoulderbag allows you quicker access and works like a big pouch, making it easier to access gear such as OC spray, extra magazines if for whateer reason I'm carrying more, first aid kit, also for daily routines, everything is much handier. Security wise, if you keep your keys in it, its also easier/faster to get hold of them and enter your home quicker.

Anonymous said...

Ah I see, yes indeed it's annoying to get something out of your backpack in an instance. A shoulder bag is easier...
But as for pickpockets, a shoulderbag is an easier pick too, don't you think?
On the other hand, paying attention to the position of the opening should be sufficient to prevent pickpocketing...
Thanks for the reaction,
Ed from E.

FerFAL said...

This particualr bag not only has the flpa with buckles, it also has a zipper that goes all around the opening making it impossible to pickpocket (unless your assleep maybe) since you first have to unbuckle and then open the zipper. When I dont need it that much, (not traveling in some crowded public transport) I'll just the buckles. But yu are right, pickpocketing is a concer that I do take into account. man! so much stuff I should have mentioned, I'll do it in a separate video.
Thank for all this brainstorming.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to the video :-)!

Ed from E.

Anonymous said...

Pickpockets are very tricky. When I was in Romania, I heard stories of pickpockets cutting open people's bags with a knife to get to the stuff inside. If you're using public transit, be *very* aware of who is around you and where your stuff is at all times. I liked to keep my bag in front of me and my wallet in my front pocket with my hand on top of it at all times so that thieves couldn't get to it without my knowledge (alternatively, if you keep your wallet in your back pocket, you can simply pinch your wallet with your thumb and index finger to accomplish the same thing). I still do this on public transit, and I have yet to be pickpocketed.

I was also in the habit of keeping my important papers (passport, permanent resident card, US issued bank card, etc.) separate from the rest of my wallet. That way if someone wanted my money, I could give them just the money, and they wouldn't get the really important stuff.

I have gone a little soft since returning to the US (particularly regarding my wallet), but I'm not exposed to petty crime now like I was then, especially because I'm not in those sorts of situations regularly. I do still try to be aware of what's going on and try to avoid being a target or make things too easy for thieves. I walk very quickly (faster than most), stick to well-lit, highly traveled areas, and don't go out when it's very late and the streets are deserted. A little common sense (sadly not so common these days) and good situational awareness will do a lot to keep you safe and together with your stuff.


pasbs2 said...

goog stuff

dwr said...

what size bag is that? I assume either medium or large?